St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing host to the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports Midwest will broadcast this NL matchup and the game gets going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-160) is hosting this one as the favorite over St. Louis (+150) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at -145 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +125 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 67-60 straight up (SU) and 55-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 25.5 units for moneyline bettors and 15.7 units (ATS). The Cardinals have gone 70-57 SU this year and are 65-61 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 0.8 units for moneyline bettors and 2.9 units ATS.

Neither side has positioned itself as an obvious over/under play this season. Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 60-61-5 in 2018. St. Louis has an over/under record of 59-61-6.

Jack Flaherty will get the start for St. Louis. The right-handed Flaherty is 7-6 with a 3.05 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are sending righty Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.19 ERA) to the hill. Buehler has 93 strikeouts and 21 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.04. Buehler did not record a start against the Cardinals in 2017.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has yielded 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.27, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .273/.384/.481 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Cody Bellinger has helped lead the Dodgers’ offense this year with 20 home runs, 60 RBIs, 72 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, St. Louis’ pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.40 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.16, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K-per-9 of 8.21.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .250/.325/.411 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

St. Louis’ hitters have been led by Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna is slashing .275/.319/.409 with 16 home runs, 69 RBIs and 52 runs scored.

The Cardinals just took the previous game in the series by a final score of five runs to two.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • The Cardinals have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to five errors for Los Angeles over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five games SU while the Dodgers have dropped three of their last four.